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Old 11-09-2018, 07:12 PM
Amanaki Amanaki is offline
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Have you thought of taking the step to ordain as monk /nun?

Cons/pros on the question.

If you already are a monk or nun how do you deal with the many rules in the temple?
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:42 AM
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Have you thought of taking the step to ordain as monk /nun?

Cons/pros on the question.

If you already are a monk or nun how do you deal with the many rules in the temple?


No I haven't thought about being a Nun/Monk, I am content with how I live. I have a Friend who is a Buddhist Nun and she is also content doing what she does. To each their own
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Old 13-09-2018, 02:39 PM
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Have you thought of taking the step to ordain as monk /nun?

Cons/pros on the question.

If you already are a monk or nun how do you deal with the many rules in the temple?

In Buddhism the rules are designed to help you spiritually. Some can be very strict like Zen.

If you have a passion for learning, for practice the it should be a joy to devout your life to it.

If you have doubt, then you are not ready.
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Old 13-09-2018, 05:20 PM
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I have already been some months in a Temple many years ago, But for me now i can study Dhamma just as good at home, and because there is still many morally challenges in lay buddhist life it is actually better condition to cultivate the dhamma in a normal life.

But what i experience as better is the meditation within a temple.

But i see both pros and cons with both ways of living
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Old 15-09-2018, 03:54 PM
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To me, there is no difference. Both ways of life are identical.
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